San Diego, California - San Diego State released its 2014-15 Mountain West schedule Tuesday evening. The 18-game conference slate is set to begin on New Year’s Eve at home against Air Force and will end where it started, at Viejas Arena, on March 7 vs. Nevada.
At press time, SDSU is the only MW team to have every conference game available to a national audience.
The Aztecs will begin its regular-season title defense at home on Dec. 31, against the Falcons in a game to air on ESPN3. SDSU enters the game having won nine straight at home vs. the Academy.
After the conference opener, San Diego State will play four of its next six games on the road starting with a tilt at Fresno State on Jan. 3, which will air on ESPNU.
Following its date with the Bulldogs, the Aztecs head back to Montezuma Mesa to face last season’s MW tournament champion, New Mexico, on Jan. 7 (CBS Sports Network). The game is a rematch of last year’s contest in which SDSU rallied from a 16-point second-half deficit to beat the Lobos at home and capture the regular-season crown.
San Diego State will enjoy the first of two byes immediately after the UNM game and then head to Laramie, Wyoming, to face the Cowboys on ESPN2 on Jan. 14. Wyoming snapped SDSU’s 20-game winning streak last year with its 68-62 performance inside Arena-Auditorium.
UNLV is next up on the slate for the Aztecs as they welcome the Runnin’ Rebels to Viejas Arena on Jan. 17. The CBS Sports Network game will feature a San Diego State side that has beaten UNLV five of the last six times on The Mesa.
SDSU will wrap up its tough stretch with a two-game road swing through the state of Colorado beginning on Jan. 21 at Air Force (CBS Sports Network), a place where the Aztecs have won on four of their last six trips. Then on Jan. 24, San Diego State steps foot inside Moby Arena to face Colorado State (ESPNU or ESPN3). SDSU is 7-2 in its last nine vs. the Rams in Fort Collins.
The Aztecs complete the first half of league action with a two-game homestand against Fresno State and Utah State. The date with the Bulldogs is set for Jan. 27, while the game vs. the Aggies will take place on Jan. 31. Both games will air live on CBS Sports Network.
Another challenging road swing takes San Diego State to Nevada and Boise State. SDSU will take its four-game winning streak vs. the Wolf Pack to Reno, a place it has not visited since 2013 on Feb. 4 (ESPNU or ESPN3). Then the Aztecs return to the site of Dwayne Polee II’s game-winning three-pointer a year ago, Taco Bell Arena, to face the Broncos on Feb. 7 (CBS Sports Network).
SDSU heads back to America’s Finest City for its final two-game homestand of the year when Wyoming and Colorado State visit. The Aztecs, who have defeated UW six straight times at home by an average margin of 24.2 points, will roll out the welcome mat for the Cowboys on Feb. 11 (CBS Sports Network). Then San Diego State will face the Rams on Valentine’s Day (Feb. 14) and put its 11-game home winning streak vs. CSU on the line on CBS Sports Network.
The schedule does not get any easier with SDSU’s third and final two-game road trip, which takes them to New Mexico and San José State. The game at The Pit is slated for CBS Sports Network on Feb. 18, while the contest against the Spartans will air on ESPN3 on Feb. 21.
San Diego State closes out the month of February against Boise State on Feb. 28 inside Viejas Arena. The game will air live on either ESPN2 or ESPNU and fans should be treated to a well-played game as the last three at SDSU have been decided by three points or less (five points total, all SDSU wins).
The Aztecs will take a quick trip to Las Vegas to face UNLV on March 4, marking their final road game of the season (CBS Sports Network). San Diego State won both its match-ups with the Runnin’ Rebels inside Thomas & Mack Center last season (regular season, tournament) and has earned a win in seven of its last 10 vs. UNLV in Las Vegas.
SDSU, as mentioned before, closes out the Mountain West schedule at home on March 7 vs. Nevada on CBS Sports Network. The Aztecs are 4-1 all-time vs. the Wolf Pack at home and will take a nine-game Senior Night winning streak into the game.
Start times for the Aztecs’ conference games have yet to be determined. San Diego State’s non-conference schedule, meanwhile, is still being finalized and will be released in the coming weeks.